This has been the most exciting S.T.E.M project so far! The students created a village using Lego, then devised a cunning story line to use for our Stop Motion project. Stop Motion requires numerous pictures being taken and played as a slideshow in order to create a movie. The students were extremely patient and worked well as a group as they had to take over 100 pictures of their Lego. This is just a snippet of what they have created:
Well Done Billy for creating your first 'Scratch' project.
Our Fairy Village
Pupils got creative making their own fairy house. Pupils used lots of natural materials from our woodlands. The senior room were a great help to the junior pupils during the task. All the fairy houses look great.
All pupils attended Athlone IT to participate in a show entitled 'Science Magic'. It was great to see them participating in the experiments. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to our BOM for fully funding all costs associated with the day.
This week we were busy learning about all the different minibeasts that live around our school. The best to learn is to have hands on experience so we went on a minibeast hunt.
This week we took a closer look at soil. We learned about the importance of soil and the different horizons within soil. We took a closer look under the microscope and carried out experiments to see if there is air and water in soil.
LOOK AT OUR HOT AIR bALLOONS.
The boys and girls in Broughall NS were treated to a fantastic learning experience on Friday the 27th of September. Phil McCheyne and his team brought their hot air balloon to Broughall NS. Phil and his team had been participating in the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships in Birr Castle and kindly agreed to take time out of their busy schedule and visit us. The children were fascinated as to how the hot air balloon operated. Phil and his team were excellent in how they answered all the children’s questions and they gave the children a great insight into different factors needed for a hot air balloon to fly. We all learned so much about hot air balloons. All pupils got the opportunity to get into the basket, helped with the laying out of the balloon and actively prepare the balloon for take off. The whole experience exposed the children to a whole range of learning opportunities and we are very thankful to Phil Mc Cheyne and his team for making all this possible.